I was gifted a new scarf and set of gloves over the holidays – both in a matching green. Which, of course, prompted me into crochet a complementary hat. I went through my crochet pattern books looking for the simplest hat pattern available which led me to the chevron hat pattern in The New Crochet. Examining the pattern I decided to use it, but instead of crocheting it in a single rectangular panel as in the book I decided to crochet it in the round. It did not turn out horribly, but it was not perfect either – part of the price of home crafting. It doesn’t help that I have a large head and plenty of hair. At least it will keep my head warm, which is more then I can say about those wired bun hats that seem to be trending lately. What is the point of a hat with a large hole in it? You may as well wear a headband. It would achieve the same overall effect and you would look a lot less stupid – trust me. I think the key to a proper bun hat is to have a hole proportionate to your hair so that your hair covers the hole and maintains the warmth, but I have yet to see a bun hat that is not a gapping hole with a small clump of hair sticking out… once again… stupid… probably just as stupid as my love for pom-poms… I blame the pom-pom maker…toooo much funnnnnn……….
Oooooh…. I should make a bun hat with a pom-pom corded tie! Then I could use the cord to cinch the hole around my hair bun… yeah, that might just work… stupidly creative thinking in progress – I’ll let you know if I come up with anything….
- 2 different colors of a medium weight (#4) Cotton Yarn
- Crochet Hook – Size G (6)(4.5 mm)
- Pom-pom Maker
Make a chain of ~71 ch (increase or decrease the hat size in multiples of 10 to fit the desired head). Sl st the chain ends together.
- Rnds 1 – 6: Ch 3. *Place 1 dc in each of the next 4 sp (4 dc total). Dc3tog in the next 3 spaces (*Yarn over and insert hook into the next sp. Yarn over and draw the hook through the st. Yarn over and draw the hook through the first two loops*. Repeat the steps between the asterisks twice in the next two sp until 4 loops remain on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 4 loops.). Place 1 dc in each of the next 4 sp (4 dc total). Make 3 dc in the next sp.* Repeat until you finish the rnd. Sl st the rnd tog.
- Rnd 7: Switch to the contrasting color of yarn, and proceed to crochet the rnd using the same crochet sequence as used in the previous rnds.
- Rnd 8: Switch back to the base color, and proceed to crochet the rnd using the same crochet sequence as used in the previous rnds.
- Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 7.
- Rnd 10: (Still using the contrasting color) *Ch 3. dc 1. dc2tog. dc 1. dc3tog. dc 1. dc2tog. dc 1. dc 3 in the same sp.* Repeat until the rnd is complete. Sl st the rnd tog.
- Rnd 11: (Still using the contrasting color) *Ch 3. dc 3. dc3tog. dc 3. dc 3 in the same sp.* Repeat until the rnd is complete. Sl st the rnd tog.
- Rnd 12: Switch back to the base color, and repeat the same crochet sequence from Rnd 11.
- Rnd 13: Switch back to the contrasting color, and repeat the same crochet sequence from Rnd 11.
- Rnd 14: Switch back to the base color. Ch 3. dc 3. *dc3tog. dc 7.* Repeat until you complete the rnd. Sl st the rnd tog.
- Rnd 15 – 22 (or until you are down to your last few st): Ch 3. *Dc 1. Dc2tog.* Repeat until you complete the rnd. Sl st the rnd tog.
- Fasten the hat off, and tuck in the yarn ends.
- Create a cord:
- Cut 5 yards of the base color of yarn.
- Fasten the middle of the yarn piece around the door knob of a closed door.
- Stand back from the door so that the yarn in taut.
- Twist the yarn tightly. Do not let go.
- Fold the yarn in half, and release it so that the yarn twists together to form a cord.
- Create one large pom-pom and two small pom-poms from the contrasting yarn.
- Attach the large pom-pom to the top of the hat.
- Tie the cord through the top of the hat.
- Attach the two smaller pom-poms to the ends of the cord. (Too many pom-poms? Then don’t attach the final two, and just call it a day)
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I must say your hat is lovely. Would you mind terribly if I copy the pattern for personal use?
Please do! and it would be wonderful if you could let me know if there are any parts of the pattern that need clarification or minor tweaking. I am still trying to get a handle on writing out my own crochet patterns. Feedback is great. Enjoy.
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Thank you so much. I will.
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